Esophageal cancer is an abnormal growth of cells occurring within the esophagus. This growth can occur anywhere along the length of esophagus. The most common location for cancer develop is at the Gastrooesophageal junction, which is located at the bottom of the esophagus where it joins with the stomach.
There are two main cell types of esophageal cancer: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma arises in the cells that line the esophagus, and adenocarcinoma arises in the glandular cells of the esophagus.
Squamous cell carcinomas, and adenocarcinoma usually occur in the lower part of the esophagus.
Squamous cell carcinoma – a malignant neoplasm derived from stratified squamous epithelium cells, such as those that line the esophagus.
Adenocarcinoma – a malignant neoplasm of epithelial cells in a glandular or gland like pattern.
Other types of esophageal cancer are seen less frequently. On rare occasions, sarcoma, lymphoma, small cell carcinoma, and spindle cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the esophagus. It is also possible that cancer starting in another part of the body can occasionally spread to the esophagus.
Risk factor and causes and for cancer of esophagus
The cause or causes of esophageal cancer are not well known understood. Risk factors include the use of tobacco and/or alcohol; age; personal history of Barret’s esophagus, achalasia cardia, tylosis, or esophageal webs; a high fat diet; consumption of wood-smoked foods; previous ingestion of lye; and frequent heartburn. The risk generally rises with age. Those who smoke or drink heavily (or both) are at greatest risk. People with tylosis (a very rare inherited disease that causes the overgrowth of skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet) have nearly a 100 percent chance of developing esophageal cancer, screening must begin at an early age for people with tylosis.
Sign and symptoms of cancer of esophagus
Usually there are no symptoms until the cancer is in advanced stages. When they develop, symptoms may include progressive Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), often with a feeling of something being stuck in the throat or chest; vomiting and vomiting of blood; bringing up excess mucus; and unintended weight loss.
Diagnosis of cancer of esophagus
Diagnosis mainly include
Endoscopic exam and biopsy
CT scan , or endoscopic ultrasound.
Homeopathy treatment for cancer of esophagus symptoms
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cancer of esophagus symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat cancer of esophagus symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful to treat cancer of esophagus symptoms
Arsenic Album, Rhus Tox, Causticum, Gelsemium, Phosphorous, Nitric Acid, Mercurius, Alumina, Merc Cor, Secale Cor, Sulphuric Acid, Alumina, Calcaria Carb, Hydrastis, Sepia, Lachesis, Carbolic Acid, Silicea, Ignatia, Natrum Mur, Kali Carb, Plumbum Met, Lycopodium and many other medicines.